N55 Ballymahon Main St. Improvement Works at Athlone Road Junction

Please note this Part 8 has been withdrawn and resubmitted under Part 8, No. 106

Project Description

In 2018, the elected members of Longford County Council approved Part VIII No. 46 which comprised of improvement works to the N55 through Ballymahon. The previously approved scheme
• A proposal to replace the existing priority junction at the Athlone Road with a roundabout;
• Proposals for dedicated cycle facilities on the N55 west of the Inny River.

The previously approved scheme did not include proposals for:
• Appropriate cycle facilities at either the Athlone Road Junction or the approaches thereto;
• Controlled crossing facilities at the Athlone Road Junction for either pedestrians or cyclists.
A general layout of the previously approved scheme at the Athlone Road Junction is provided on Drg No 19007-

Longford County Council proposes to amend the previously approved scheme as follows:
• Provide appropriate cycle facilities across the Athlone Road junction and on the approaches thereto;
• Omit the previously approved roundabout and instead construct a signalised priority junction at the Athlone Road Junction;
• Provide controlled crossing facilities at the Athlone Road junction for pedestrians and cyclists.

The works to construct the amended scheme will comprise:
• Site clearance;
• Overlay / reconstruction of the existing pavement and paved areas;
• Construction of new pavement and paved areas and embankments where required to support the new
• Removal of existing wall on northern side of the junction;
• Changes to existing drainage infrastructure as required for amended kerb locations and installation of
bypass hydrocarbon separators on existing surface water outfall pipes;
• Ancillary fencing, walls, gates and guardrails.
A general layout of the proposed development is provided on Drg No 19007-DR-P8-02


Submissions with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area, may be made in writing to Longford County Council, headed “N55 Ballymahon Main St. Improvement Works” and addressed to Planning Section, Longford County Council, Áras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford to arrive not later than 4pm on Friday 14th April 2023.

Related Files

Report of Particulars of Proposed Development.pdf (size 164.5 KB)

Newspaper Notice.pdf (size 778.9 KB)

Site Notice.pdf (size 158.2 KB)

AA Screening Report.pdf (size 2.7 MB)

Archaeological Assessment Report.pdf (size 12.3 MB)

Site Location Map.pdf (size 741 KB)

Site Layout Plan.pdf (size 835.3 KB)

Previously Approved Roundabout.pdf (size 647.8 KB)